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AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

July 2019
AMSA Global Health has been very active this year representing Australian medical students at peak international forums. Click through to find out more about our international work.

Want to get involved? Stay updated on international opportunities in our dedicated Facebook group: AMSA International Opportunities (freqeuent posts)

IFMSA delegation to the World Health Assembly (May 2019)

“Young people should NEVER be viewed as a ‘by the way’. We should be involved and included all the way in decision making, on all agendas!”

United Nations Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing at UN HQ in New York. (May 2019)

The hearing was convened as part of the preparatory process for the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in September 2019. 
IFMSA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting/Healthcare Innovation Challenge (July 2019)

An Aussie was present on each of the winning teams of the inaugural Health Innovation Challenge and watch this space for a blog post from some of the participants outlining their experience.

United Nations Climate Change Conference (June 2019)

Hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and attended by our very own Luke Spajic (Health Communities Advocacy Officer) and Oliver Le Grice (Code Green Coordinator).

⏰ DEADLINE: 9th August
Callout for submissions to AMSA Journal of Global Health Issue 2
Submission Guidelines:

Interested in being published in a peer-reviewed journal? Have an interest in the academic side of global health? Have some research or global health experiences you think is important? We are looking for you! 

We publish: 
- Original research
- Review articles 
- Feature articles
- Case Reports
- Other types (eg. conference reports, elective reports, book reviews)

Please send submissions, as well as any questions or concerns to 

If you’re not sure where to start, just get in contact with us! We’d love to work with you.
WHEN & WHERE: Running event at YOUR capital city (see below for list)
Fundraise for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) at any major running event.
More details:

Run Melbourne, 28 July, VIC
City to Surf (Sydney), 11 August, NSW
Bridge 2 Brisbane, 25 August, QLD
Chevron City2Surf for Activ (Perth), 25 August, WA
City to Bay Adelaide, 15 September, SA
Melbourne Marathon, 13 October, VIC
Heritage Burnie 10, 20 October, TAS
Going to GHC? Then this is the PERFECT add-on...

⏰DEADLINE: When rego is at capacity (50 spots)
WHEN: 20-22nd August, immediately post-GHC
COST: $100 fully catered
More info and rego


Presenting our newest baby: THE AMSA GLOBAL HEALTH INTENSIVE (AGHI)

Debuting last year to a roaring success, The AGHI is our brand new exciting hands-on, upskilling advocacy workshop which will be focusing this year on REFUGEE RIGHTS and HEALTH

Health conditions within Detention centres are at their worst. Currently there are hundreds of mentally and physically unwell asylum seekers with no adequate access to health care. As future doctors we know you are PASSIONATE about Refugee health but do you have RIGHT skills to make a difference?


We are inviting 50 dedicated students to kick start their career in advocacy by attending Australia’s first and ONLY upskilling advocacy workshop for medical students. So why wait to capitalise on this fantastic opportunity to make this GHC the most rewarding experience!

🥤Plastic-free July
CHALLENGE: use only reusable cups and bottles! 
Fact: 40% of household plastic waste are plastic bottles, which takes 450 years to break down in the ground. 
🥗The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health
Agriculture is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gases & 70% of freshwater use.
Stay informed on the sustainable future of agriculture, the environment and our health. 
Hong Kong Medical Students stand up against human right violation during protests
Human right to health and public safety breached by disproportionate force to disperse protestors and impede access to medical treatment. Pepper spray and the use of rubber amunition at close range has been cited as inappropriate. 
🎞Productive Procrastination: "Reversing Roe"
Documentry on Netflix
"45 years after it revolutionized abortion law in America, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is once again at a crossroads. Reversing Roe depicts the state of abortion and women’s rights in America."
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